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Wind Energy Education or Training Program at University of Wisconsin - Madison

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University of Wisconsin - Madison

27 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive

Madison, WI 53706-1380

United States

(43.0746/-89.4036)

Type: University

Status: Operating

More Information

Wind Powering America. (September 25, 2012). "DOE Wind Program Funds University of Wisconsin-Madison Wind Workforce Development Efforts: A Wind Powering America Success Story."

Discussion

Vestas has entered into a long-term partnership with the College of Engineering. Vestas will begin providing funding support in 2009 that will grow to sponsor as many as 10 graduate and undergraduate students working on wind technology projects. The company also plans to provide visiting research fellows to campus and start a small research-and-development facility near the engineering campus that will focus on technology transfer. Another stage of the partnership will support named professorships or endowed chairs with expanded focus on wind-energy research and education. Vestas is committed to recruiting and retaining future talent for the wind-energy industry, so one named professorship will focus on developing new curriculum materials to support the emerging energy and sustainability fields.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a recipient of a 20% Wind Energy funding opportunity announcement award. The university will develop program curriculum including four power engineering courses, a wind forecasting course, and an environmental science course related to wind power for graduate students and on-line distance students. The university will also develop a certificate program.

Project Content Last Updated: September 25, 2012